Mental illness and running

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03/04/2013 at 22:58

Got an appointment for a phone consultation today - it's a week on Friday.  Just need to get some thoughts down on paper as to what I think I need to say.

Pretty rubbish day otherwise.

04/04/2013 at 07:00

Hi All,

 

Just thought I'd pop in and wish everyone well. Hope everyone's ok and taking it easy.

 

Peace and love,

 

04/04/2013 at 07:54

Hi Ben_o.  Good to hear from you.

I could just do with taking it easy but life goes on.

12/04/2013 at 12:40

Hi, how's things with everyone.

I've had some rough weeks lately but done a bit better this week.  Completed my 10k on Sunday successfully and ran all the way.  Successful week for running since then as my colleague from work is running with me again - and also managed a running club run last night. 

Was supposed to have a phone appointment today and took the day off for it but got a call to say it was cancelled due to the person being ill.  Has been rearranged for Tuesday at 17.00 so at least I can get off work early to do it.

12/04/2013 at 14:17

I hope you find the phone call beneficial LR.

I've been through a bad patch basically caused by all the changes in my life catching up with me, too any different stressors, and friends who have been having really bad times.  I'm coming out of it now but I will be a little unstable for a while, not helped by the nerves that have already started to kick in for my swim event in 14 days.

12/04/2013 at 19:30

Hiya. Hope the phone call happens on Tuesday LR. Frustrating to be cancelled I'm sure.

Glad you are picking up Caz

Stressful time for me at the mo. Had a meeting at work yesterday and was told I have to apply for jobs in open competition and that I'm not being considered for redeployment despite the recommendations of the greivance. Then said they will try and slot me in to a vacancy that might be confirmed in a couple of weeks if their solicitor can find a way round them doing that legally.

So this morning I constructively dismissed myself and said I'm working my notice under protest. They have now responded that I should reconsider because they are doing all they can to redeploy me (snottily written in solitor type language) so I'm stressed and confused.  So far I'm favouring sticking to my guns. 

12/04/2013 at 19:34

It does sound like you need to get out of there Soupy, as long as you can afford to take the risk of not having an income for a while, or are confident that you can find something else quickly.

I meant it when I said you can share a lift with me in May, and that we can do it on a budget.  I'm all for saving money at the moment

12/04/2013 at 19:43

Thanks Caz. I'll have to be back on Sunday though. I'll look at the map. A fun weekend will do me good and I've been looking forward to this for ages.  I'll catch up you at VLM.

12/04/2013 at 19:45

Oh, I've got an interview for the job I applied for the other week so its not all hopeless.  Its on 25th April. 

12/04/2013 at 19:45

Big hugs (((Soupy))).  I did think things were heading the right way for you workwise but that's definitely not the case.

Although I've spoken to you separately hugs for Caz too - (((Caz))).

12/04/2013 at 19:46

Good luck with the interview Soup.

12/04/2013 at 19:57

(((Hugs))) for anyone who feels the need for them.  I'm in a huggy mood and have nobody to share them with

12/04/2013 at 20:06

Hugs are a shame to waste

12/04/2013 at 20:11

I hug everyone Clive, so it doesn't matter that we've never met

12/04/2013 at 20:14

Cheers Caz - never ome to turn down a hug - hugged

13/04/2013 at 13:51

I had forgotten how much doing something you love can lift your mood.  Just back from a 40 min river swim with the sun shining on our backs and the trees showing the first signs of green.  Beautiful, and for the first time in weeks the smile was a genuine one.

13/04/2013 at 14:00

Great news, Caz.  Let's hope that's a real turning point for you.

I think the running I've done this week - 4 runs in all - has helped me feel a bit better.  Even so, I'm struggling to get going today.

13/04/2013 at 14:29

I think it could be.  The improvement in the weather has helped a lot, and just being outside in the fresh air.  I think that this winter has been so long that a lot of people are suffering from vitamin D deficiency who wouldn't normally have a problem.

13/04/2013 at 15:54

Running has always helped my PTSD. Found off road running to be even better - having to concentrate on where my feet are placed!

13/04/2013 at 16:01

You are in a better place than me Caz. Its cold and chucking it down with rain here. So glad you have had a good swim though. I might head out the pool shortly but I'm waiting for the rain to stop as I have to go on my bike.

Tomorrow I draft a response to the snotty email I got from work. I am going to make it honest but not snotty. Still doing some calculations on how much money I need for the next 6 months should worse come to the worse.  I feel like I'm about to start an adventure. 

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